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Financial Crisis Threatens Basic Protections


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A protester holds up a sign next to relatives of some of the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa College Raul Isidro Burgos during a march in Mexico City
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Panama Releases Ex-CIA Figure Wanted for Rendition

(Milan) – Italy should continue its efforts to obtain justice for abuses by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), despite Panama’s decision to free a former CIA Milan station chief wanted by Italy.
 
 Media reports indicated that Panamanian…
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Special Commission on Bocas del Toro No Substitute for Criminal Prosecution

(Washington, DC) - The Government of Panama should ensure that a thorough and impartial investigation is conducted into possible abuses during violent confrontations between police and strikers from July 8 to 11, 2010, in Bocas del Toro province, Human…
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Government Should Prosecute Violence, Prohibit Discrimination

(New York) - The killing of Ebru Soykan, a prominent transgender human rights activist, on March 10, 2009, shows a continuing climate of violence based on gender identity that authorities should urgently take steps to combat, Human Rights Watch said today…
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Measures Would Violate Rights Accord, So Panama Threatens to Withdraw From Treaty

Panama should withdraw a proposal that would authorize lengthy prison terms and potentially the death penalty for children under 18. Panama’s minister of justice, Arnulfo Escalona Ávila, suggested this week that Panama would withdraw from the Convention…
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Human Rights Watch today welcomed the release of a Panamanian Truth Commission report describing killings and "disappearances" committed under past military regimes. In a letter to President Mireya Moscoso of Panama, Human Rights Watch urged her to…
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Panama Should Prosecute Former Peruvian Spymaster for Torture

(New York) - Human Rights Watch today wrote to Panamanian President Mireya Moscoso, urging her to deny political asylum to Vladimiro Montesinos, the former Peruvian spy chief. The former head of Peru's National Intelligence Service (Servicio de…
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"Pinochet Precedent" Cited

Human Rights Watch called on the government of Panama to prosecute or extradite Generals Raoul Cedrás and Philippe Biamby for atrocities committed during their 1991-1994 military rule in Haiti. In a letter to the recently-elected President of Panama,…
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Human Rights Watch/Americas applauded theagreement reached between the government of Panama and the daily newspaper La Prensa, whereby journalist Gustavo Gorriti can continue to work in a senior position at the newspaper instead of being deported to his…